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Tia B.

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48 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Tia's Resident Pets

Jaxson
Bulldog
Male
9 yr 2 mo old
Kilo
Labrador Retriever
Male
5 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Tia's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Tia

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***** Check out my dog photos on Instagram! @dog_goddess *****

•••••> Returning clients: please send me a message about the dates you need if they fall on my unavailable dates. I always love seeing my doggy clients again so I may be able to accommodate you depending on dates and length of stay!

•••••> Please note that I will not be accepting drop off or pick ups on the following dates this year: Thanksgiving (11/24), Christmas Eve (12/24), Christmas (12/25). I will still have dogs here for those days, but please check that your drop off and pickup days do not land on these days. I have fun activities planned for my little family, my own dogs, and my guest dogs on those days, so I want to minimize the doggy excitement of people and dogs coming and going. Thank you for understanding!



I am a professional dog trainer and also offer dog sitting in my home. If your dog doesn't do well with other pets or has been kicked out of doggy day care- NO PROBLEM. I am experienced with dogs and am able to accommodate any dog no matter what behavior issues they may have! Message me to ask specific questions about your dog's individual needs.

As you can tell from my photos, my dogs and all of the dogs in my care are my life. They are all spoiled and enjoy the many activities we do together.

Because working with dogs and their owners is my full-time job and main focus, my schedule is typically flexible. I couldn't imagine doing anything else. I have had experience with nearly any medical issue you could think of, and I have been trained to care for groups of 20-40 cage-free dogs. I have been working with animals professionally for most of my adult life, including working for nonprofit organizations, working at the humane society, starting my own rescue organization, and working as the assistant for a humane officer. I am comfortable with all animal handling and behavior.

All of my animals are rescues. I have 4 cats (Speaker, Felix, Beretta, Cali) and 2 dogs, Jaxson (American Bulldog, 8yrs) and Kilo (Labrador Retriever, 4 yrs). Both of my dogs didn't do well in their previous homes, but after some training and a lot of love, they are now my perfect angels and help me to train other dogs.

Although I have cats, they have their own areas in the house where they can be separated from any dogs who don't get along with cats.

I believe that it's extremely important to keep a dog's mind busy, so I put a lot of thought and attention into activities for their mental stimulation. My dogs and I enjoy playing food games & food puzzles, learning/practicing fun tricks, games such and "hide & seek," scent games, fetch, swimming, etc. Your dog will likely sleep a lot for the day or two after returning home-- a tired dog is a happy dog! (:

- I have a 6ft privacy fence and my yard is completely fenced in. There are double gates like at a dog park for extra security.

- I have a lot of toys! Please leave your own toys at home, because the other dogs here will likely destroy them.

- I have my own insurance in addition to the coverage DogVacay provides

- I have baby gates throughout my house, and I make sure that all dogs are secure behind a gate before opening the door

- My yard and home is sprayed for fleas/ticks every other month. Please still make sure that your dog is current on flea/tick protection

- I have extra dog beds for the overnighters (although it's advisable that you bring your own to introduce familiar smells if your dog is nervous away from home)

- I have extra crates of all sizes available upon request to save you the hassle of transporting it if your dog uses one. Please let me know if your dog uses a crate

- I have many extra dog bowls

- You are welcome to bring your dog's favorite treats if you'd like, or I do provide high quality, raw, grain/gluten/antibiotic-free Stella and Chewy's treats during their stay with your permission.

- I love helping homeless dogs find their forever home! I always have a foster dog here. :)

*** There isn't a badge for it on DogVacay.com, however, it is worth mentioning that I am a Professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). Being a member of IACP gives me 24/7 access to advice and support from some of the best dog trainers and other animal professionals in the world. Your dog is in great hands with me and you can rest assured that I have had plenty of experience in not only animal behavior, but also medical experience while working at a high volume humane society. (:

Pick up/drop off times are 9am-8pm

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If you would like to add the bathing service to your dog's vacation, I have the following types of shampoo available:
*all natural oatmeal shampoo for sensitive or dry skin/coat
*deshedding shampoo
*itch relief shampoo for dogs with allergies or skin conditions
*puppy shampoo
*blue shampoo for brightening white fur
Bath will be given on the day of pick-up so that your dog comes home smelling and looking their best! I finish up with Paul Mitchell conditioner for dogs, Spa Paw treatment lotion, and a brush/blow dry.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Tia B.

Online Now!
48 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tia's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$75 /hour
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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48 Reviews
I always send my Bella to Tia! Tia is the absolute BEST with dogs and I love getting the picture and video updates.
Always amazing thank you Tia!
Tia was absolutely awesome! She sent pictures and updates daily on how my pup was doing! She is a great trainer and her priority is definitely the dogs. I will certainly book with Dog Goddess again!
What a great first experience for our 5-month old puppy! Tia was great with getting Auggie socialized with the other dogs and took it nice and slow. We got daily photo updates which included the most adorable holiday pictures of him. It was quite clear that Auggie started off a bit reluctant but was very comfortable by the end of his stay with Tia and her family. She even gave us some great training tips when we left. Thanks Tia!
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Tia was wonderful from start to finish. Extremely quick response time and photo updates during the vacay. My boys can be a handful but she said they're welcome back any time and when they got home, they were exhausted from having so much fun. Thanks Tia!
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Ended up stranded in New York and unable to make it back to get my pup... Tia was super understanding and accommodating and made a stressful situation a little easier.
This was my first reservation and everything went great. Absolutely would do it again!
Once again Tia was awesome! Pictures and updates of my pup, and extra attention when he seemed worried. She's the best!
What a fantastic experience! She took the time to get to know us--and our dog. She made us feel perfectly at ease. And the steady stream of photos was definitely a treat! We will most certainly go back...and will highly recommend!
Tia was an exceptional host. I received multiple pictures of Bug daily. Each and every picture clearly showed how great bug was being treat and how happy Bug was with Tia. I would highly recommend Tia to anyone looking for a great host for you dog during a trip.
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I brought Jackson over for a 24 hour stay. Tia was accommodating and I could tell immediately when dropping him off he was in good hands. Her experience and love of dogs stand out. I can tell you I picked up a happy dog!
Tia took great care of Luna and it really seemed like an ideal "dog vacation"! Nice fenced yard for play. I'm grateful to have found her and we will definitely be back. Thanks!! Maria
Tia was so, so great!

Her home is incredibly clean and dog friendly. I loved that there was a well-kept yard with tall fence, perfect for my dogs to run around with others. They were so tuckered out after this weekend.

We were able to see many photo updates. She was very open about how they did over their stay. You can tell she loves animals, and is excellent with communication. I will absolutely recommend, and will book with her in the future.

Thanks again!
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Tia answered my request within 3 minutes, and was able to watch my dog the same day, after a friend cancelled last-minute. What a lifesaver! She has gates and fences to separate dogs that don't get along, a necessity for my Alpha dog. She posted update pictures online, and at the end of the visit gave my dog a "report card", a dog treat, and her card. I will definitely use her again if I'm in town!
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Tia was great!!! Our puppies had a wonderful time and we won't hesitate to use Tia again!!!
Weston had no issues staying the weekend. We also appreciate the last minute availability. Thanks again, great service!
Tia was absolutely awesome! My big boy actually played with the other dogs and he hates other dogs, at least that's what I thought. My little guy who is very shy got lots of lap attention and being carried around. Oh my!! So yeah I would definitely book with Tia Again! I do believe I have found my go to dog sitter. Thanks again Tia . Mindy
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Tia was awesome! Our dog Maki had a blast for the 3 days/nights that she stayed there, and was absolutely pooped when she came home. We've never seen her that tired! We got picture updates everyday, so we were able to see how much fun she was having without us. Definitely recommend!
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Hank had a great time with Tia! He played the whole time he was with her. We appreciated all of the pictures and Tia's availability to take in Hank at the last minute. We liked receiving the report card after Hank's stay as well.
I love bringing Bobby here! Tia is very easy to book with and Bobby absolutely loves going. He plays so much with the other dogs that he sleeps almost the whole next day! I always feel very safe having Tia watch him. I also love all of the photo updates she provides!
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Tia was one of very few dog sitters willing to watch multiple dogs-by multiple, we have 4. She was very easy to work with and she sent us great pictures over the time we were gone. We were able to visit her home before we booked and she let us Sri them off early in the morning to accommodate our schedule which was very convienient for us. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking! We would definitely use her again!
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Tia was very responsive to my questions. I liked the pictures. My dog was very tired when he got home. Thanks Tia
Tia is the best. We are so glad we found her on DogVacay. She cares deeply about dogs and has the background and knowledge to do her job well.
She did an awesome job watching over Tofu while I was gone. I was lept updated with her photos on Instagram and she messaged me any concerns.
First time using Vacay and Tia and was a great experience! Daily communication and pics! Dog looked like had a lot of fun! Dog had a report cart, a treat and a bath when picked up! Would definitely use again! Thank you!
Tia was great! She sent pictures everyday while I was away! Tia is quick to respond to all texts and messages!
Tia was GREAT! We needed a place for our dog at the last minute while traveling through Milwaukee. Our dog still smelled a bit like skunk after a run-in a couple weeks earlier, and Tia took her right in and laughed it off. Tia was super responsive to all emails and texts, sent several photos of our dog during her overnight stay, and even sent her off with a doggie cupcake treat. Our dog got to play in the yard with other dogs and seemed really at ease at Tia's house. We trusted Tia completely and I recommend her highly!
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We loved receiving pictures and video of how much fun our dog was having with Tia while we were away. We came back to a happy and tired dog!
Our dog had a great stay. When he came home I could tell he had been well cared for! Our dog is very energetic and can be a challenge; I can tell that Tia knows what she's doing!
Our dog's vacay was a success! We booked with Tia rather last minute, and she was flexible with our drop off and pick up times. She was kind enough to give our dog a bath since he thoroughly enjoyed playing with the other dogs in her backyard. Communication was timely, and we felt at ease knowing our dog was in capable hands. We will definitely ask Tia to watch our dog again.
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We have a great first impression of Tia's capabilities and sense with dogs. She has a great set-up that is intelligently designed to accommodate all sorts of dog personalities. I feel that we'll have a great relationship with Tia's business and be able to travel with confidence that our little girl will be kept happy and comfy.
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Tia was great. Went away for 2-1/2 weeks and left my pup. Tia sent pictures and updates regularly and my puppy seemed to have a blast. Thanks Tia!
Bella had a blast and was so sleepy from all the play time when she came home!
Tia is incredibly experienced and professional. My Bella stayed over two nights with Tia and her dogs and she was SO happy! I received photo AND video updates while I was away. I was blown away by the dog friendly set up and organization of her entire home. Bella will absolutely be going back!
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Easy to contact Tia, and our dog Oscar seemed to have enjoyed himself during his stay with her. We appreciated the daily photo updates. We will take Oscar there next time we go on our vacation!
Jack was happy and in great condition when I picked him up. I really appreciated the daily photos to show what he was up to! Tia's place is well organized and kept up. I would take Jack to her again!
I don't think there is enough room in the review to write about the positive experience we had with Tia! We had our original sitter with Dog Vacay cancel on us last minute. We only had 5 days to find someone else to watch our pups while we went to CA. Tia was so responsive and really helped to calm our nerves leaving our pups last minute with her. She made herself available for a meet and greet and the pups just loved her! We felt so comfortable leaving Ryelee and Cali with her for a week, we weren't even worried one bit! She sent pics daily and was totally responsive when I asked how they were doing. Tia is AMAZING with the pups and they didn't want to leave her house! We just booked with her again on the 30th. Love Tia!
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Tia is amazing! From the second we dropped our dog off, I knew he was in good hands. I was able to fully relax on our weekend trip because I knew our dog was being well taken care of and having a blast. Over his three day stay she sent us 8 pictures and a video. We will definitely be using Tia again!
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Apollo absolutely loved being at Tia's. I have only boarded him at a couple of places and he is very clear when I return if he isn't happy with my absence. Not the case here!! I look forward to our future vacays where I know my baby will be in great hands. Tia was great with his meds and sent plenty of updates that eased my mind as we were far from home. Thank you and see you soon!!
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We recently left our dog, Mae, with Tia for 5 days and have only positive comments. She's a lovely person who obviously loves what she does. She sent us photo updates daily and even a sweet "report card" when we picked Mae up. We highly recommend her!
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Wonderful host! Blaise had a ball. We were lucky to find her.
Tia was amazing! She constantly kept me updating on my puppy. Rather it was sending me videos of him wandering around the yard or playing with other dogs.
Tia did a great job. She updated me with tons of pictures and videos throughout the week. She even gave Cooper a huge goodbye cookie!
I was hesitant at first to leave my Penny with anyone I didn know. But Tia is super friendly and knowledgeable about dogs. She answered any questions I had and even sent photo or video updates almost daily. If I have to go out of town again I will most definitely be choosing Tia again!
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Tia is amazing with dogs! I thought my dog would be afraid to be left but he seemed to have a great time. She sent many photos of him playing. How she was able to get portraits of the dogs all sitting looking at the camera baffles me! I would definitely request her again!
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Tia was fantastic. We will definately be using her again. My dogs moved right in and made themselves at home, which she welcomed. We received regular updates with pictures. She ensured they were eating and I have no question about them receiving lots of love. She also does dog training and upon my request evaluated my dogs. We look forward to hiring her for training as well.
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I LOVED the photos! Tia gave me updates on Max, took beautiful photos of him, and he enjoyed playing with the other dogs there. He's been sleeping since we got home so I can tell he had a fun day of play. I couldn't have asked for a better first time experience using a dog sitter, and I will definitely be calling Tia again. I would highly recommend Tia to anyone who needs a sitter!
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Tia was very friendly and seemed very good with dogs. Tia mentioned she'd take picts of the dogs for the holidays, which I thought was a very cute idea.
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